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first_img Rivoli enjoyed much of the early exchanges and certainly dominated the scoring chances from open play, while Tivoli Gardens were left to scrap off half chances and dead ball situations. The visitors almost doubled their lead, when from one of their many counter-attacks Nicholas Scott was dragged down in the penalty area by Tivoli’s Shavar Campbell as Rivoli continued to threaten. Campbell had to pay the price of a yellow card, but Jeremy Nelson’s ensuing penalty kick miss in what was the 39th minute spared both Campbell and his team any further setbacks. A few rolls of the die by the Tivoli Gardens bench saw Jamaica College standout Donovan Dawkins being replaced by the experienced Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, and the return was almost immediate as the hosts regained some attacking flair in the second half. Tivoli Gardens dominated the contest from this point and Andrew Christie brought them level in the 58th minute after heading home from point blank range. The winner also came from a header as captain Andre Morgan punched home the vital strike in the 88th minute to send the home crowd in a frenzy. In his first game back in charge, Bailey said: “In the second half, I think we showed guts and courage and the mentality that it takes in order to come out of relegation, so I am pleased with that aspect.” “There is a lot of work to be done. I am not promising anybody anything but I am just trying my best to ensure that the end of the season we will be in the league. I only can try,” Bailey told The Gleaner. Meanwhile, Rivoli United’s assistant Bradley Stewart blamed “poor officiating” for his team’s loss. Tivoli moved out of the relegation zone, to 10th place on 23 points, after leapfrogging Rivoli (22), and Waterhouse FC (21). The Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey effect was felt right away on the Tivoli Gardens bench. Bailey, who previously won two titles with Tivoli Gardens, returned to lead the struggling team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Rivoli United in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. It’s a return and a result that has left the Tivoli Gardens faithful a lot more confident in their belief that their team will avoid relegation after what has been a very disappointing season so far. The fixture was originally rescheduled after being abandoned due to a sewage-logged field. Things didn’t start too well for the hosts and it looked at, one point, to be heading towards another undesired result when Rivoli right back Kevin Graham slipped unmarked through the Tivoli Gardens defence to spank home the visitors’ opener with nine minutes on the clock. SHOTS ON GOALlast_img read more

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first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins gestures during a media conference Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Cousins signed a one-year, $5.3M deal with the defending champion Warriors. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he’ll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he’s a bad teammate.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img “Making it to the playoffs won’t be an issue for this team obviously. Once the basketball part comes, everything else will take care of itself.”A throng of media attended the news conference, flanked by 150 young fans who were taking part in a basketball camp held by Warriors. Cousins answered questions from two of the youngsters who were eager to know who his favorite players were growing up.The 27-year-old with a quick temper and a history of piling up technical fouls at a rapid rate showed a playful side when he joked about the possibility of fighting with new teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, two players with whom he’s had on-court issues in the past.“Might as well,” Cousins said as the crowd laughed.Cousins turned serious at one point when asked about reports that he had been offered a new contract by New Orleans before signing with Golden State.“Only me and (Pelicans general manager) Dale Demps know what was said on the phone that night,” Cousins said. “We both know the truth and I’ll leave it at that.”As for his new team, Cousins has assimilated quickly. He played with several members of the Warriors while winning a gold medal as part of Team USA during the 2016 Summer Olympics.“Me and Draymond clicked right away,” Cousins said. “We’re two goofballs that like to joke around a lot. Same with KD and same thing with Steph (Curry). It’s a great group. I think we’ll mesh well.”Until he is medically cleared to play, Cousins will continue to rehab and learn coach Steve Kerr’s system. He’ll also reach out to the Oakland community, something he made a quiet habit of while in Sacramento playing for the Kings.“I get out in the ‘hoods,” Cousins said. “I want to go to the worst, the grimiest places. That’s where I want to be. Those are usually the kids or the communities that kind of get left behind or forgotten about. I feel like I was in that situation at one point. That’s where my mindset is and that’s what I stand for.” “Just a chance to play for a winning culture,” Cousins said Thursday. “I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of this era. Those two things alone, that pretty much sums it up.”Looking relaxed while sitting on a stage next to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Cousins was at ease during a news conference at the team’s practice facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Golden State’s fiery big man seems content in his new surroundings and wants the hardware to show for it.“Every guy said let’s go get another championship,” Cousins said. “They are a well-established team and they could have easily been like, ‘No, we don’t need him.’ But they were excited like a team that’s never accomplished anything.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While his signing in Golden State drew mostly groans from around the NBA, Cousins didn’t need much persuading to join the two-time defending champions. He has never played in the postseason, is coming off Achilles surgery in January and didn’t attract much attention in free agency until signing a $5.3 million, one-year contract with Golden State.From the Warriors’ side, it’s a case of the rich getting richer. They’ve won the championship three of the past four seasons with an attack heavy on perimeter shooting and defense. In the 6-foot-7-inch, 270-pound Cousins, they now have a dominant presence on the low block as well.“It’s a different dimension,” Myers said. “It’s not something that we’ve ever had as far as a low-post threat since I’ve been here. I’m excited. I hope he’s excited.”Cousins averaged 25.2 points and career highs in rebounds (12.9), assists (5.4) and minutes (36.2) with New Orleans before getting hurt. He has been frustrated by the tediousness of rehab but is being cautious in his approach.“I’m progressing weekly, which is a positive,” Cousins said. “As far as a timetable . to be determined. I have to be smart about it. I’m in a unique situation as well where I’m not needed right away. Time is kind of on my side so I have a chance to get to 100 percent.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likelylast_img read more

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first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Both African teams, Nigeria and Senegal, feature former American college and WNBA players who have competed against U.S. players. Both squads led the U.S. before falling.“They have two eyes just like we have two eyes,” said Nigerian guard Sarah Ogoke, who grew up in Houston. “They don’t have six heads.”Still, the Americans have the best players, and even if Bird and Taurasi don’t return in 2022 when they both will be in their early 40s, the U.S. has a solid nucleus with World Cup MVP Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner. The Americans are 100-1 in major international competitions since the 1996 Olympics.One thing that will help the U.S. stay on top is a change in the qualifying system for the Olympics and World Cup. There will be qualifying tournaments starting in November 2019 and then in February 2020. The Americans already have secured a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.These new tournaments will give the U.S. an opportunity to train more and play in meaningful tournaments during those months instead of working out at camp for a few days with many players missing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments “It’s a chance for us to get together and get some of our younger players an opportunity to compete in international competitions,” USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley said. “We also will have the opportunity to host some of the events as well.” “The World Championship, now the World Cup, is always the hardest one to win,” said Taurasi. “It’s a grind, it’s physically tough and mentally tough. When you talk about playing three games in three nights, you just don’t do that anymore as a pro. This is the only tournament that challenges you in that way.”The Olympics, where the Americans have won six straight gold medals, are somewhat easier with days off between medal-round games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Listen, three games in a row? I’m lucky if I play back-to-backs in the WNBA,” Bird said. “It’s a question mark. Three game in a row? And the other thing about these games is, they are very intense. Teams are picking up full court. They are pressuring you for 40 minutes. For these other countries, they’ve been champing at the bit, waiting for these games. We’ve just come off seasons.”While the U.S. still hasn’t lost since earning the bronze in the 2006 World Cup, the games are getting more competitive. The U.S. trailed at some point for every game in the tournament until the title game against Australia, which it won 73-56 on Sunday. The Americans won the six games by an average of 20.3 points — their slimmest margin since 1998. With women’s basketball growing around the world, teams just aren’t as afraid of the U.S. as they used to be. LATEST STORIES Brittney Griner of the United States celebrates after winning the Women’s basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult.With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US Open title ‘not the happiest memory’, admits Osaka Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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first_imgAs part of her humanitarian contributions to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), authorities  of the Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH) yesterday presented a cash contribution of US$2000 to Montserrado Electoral District #13 Representative, Saah Joseph.The amount, according to SEARCH executive director Sondah Geepea-Wilson, is to help Rep. Joseph in his fight against the EVD through the provision of his personal ambulance service.Rep. Saah’s ambulance service transports persons within Montserrado County, who might show signs of Ebola, to isolation and treatment centers within the county.SEARCH, she said, received the money it presented to the Montserrado Lawmaker from her donor, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to enhance Rep. Joseph’s capacity to run the ambulance service in this critical period.“We are honored by what you are doing with your ambulance service by transporting those being afflicted by Ebola to the various treatment units. We don’t have enough money to help you in the fight, but little is enough when God is in it,” Mrs. Wilson told Rep. Joseph as she presented the US$2000 cheque to the lawmaker on behalf of her staff. He could use the money either for fuel or to increase whatever given to his co-workers in the fight against the EVD.SEARCH is a locally based non-governmental organization (NGO) engaged in the provision of protection and welfare services, including health and medical, to Ivorian and Sierra Leonean refugees otherwise referred to as “persons of concern.”Receiving the cheque, Rep. Joseph expressed gratitude to SEARCH leadership for the empowerment, and promised to remain committed, because it is based on the fight to contain Ebola that he announced the arrival four new ambulances valued at US$40,000.“Our services look expensive, but it is the contrary since we have directed our efforts to save the lives of our people. Our goal is for every Liberian to have access to quality health services, whether Ebola exists here or not,” Rep. Joseph assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgGuyana’s national men’s hockey team had a dismal weekend as they lost their three-match friendly series in the twin-island republic. Coming off of a loss in the first game, the local boys went on to suffer defeats in the second and third matches. Guyana’s momentum seemed to have been building in the second match until they were forced to play short of a player after Rayon Branford received a yellow card. Trinidad saw the opportunity to infiltrate the Guyanese defence and took the opportunity, netting two goals in quick succession before the halftime whistle blew.Guyana’s closest goal-scoring opportunity came when a penalty was awarded to Edmond Chinian after he was fouled inside the scoring box. However, the expectant hearts of the Guyanese players dropped when the shot was deflected wide by Andrew Stewart.Trinidadian Tariq Marcano, however, continued his ‘player of the match worthy’ momentum when he set up a number of goal-scoring opportunities for his team. The crucial match-up eventually ended on a 4-0 score in favour of Trinidad and Tobago.The Guyanese team came out stronger in their third game, showing a level of competitiveness that they had not displayed in their first two encounters.Unfortunately for the local team, Trinidad were one up quickly in the first half and then surged to a 2-0 lead thanks to a goal off of Medroy Scotland’s stick. Capitalising on an impressive counter attack by Jamarj Assanah, Guyana’s captain, Robert France got the local team’s first goal on the board.Shaquille Daniel and Marcus James later lengthened the Trinidadian lead after scoring two goals apiece. The Guyanese hopes were raised near the end of the third quarter when they moved the score to 4-2 owing to a successful penalty. Guyana’s hopes were short-lived after Daniel added another goal to Trinidad’s tally, resulting in a 5-2 win for the twin-island republic.last_img read more

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first_imgBut that was a diplomatic answer. The fact is, Dessens’ only shot at the job is if the other seven candidates fail miserably. Otherwise, the right-hander will return to the middle relief role he filled last season. “They have a lot of pitchers here,” a resigned Dessens said. “I will do whatever they want me to do.” tony.jackson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Eight years after being drafted in the first round (21st overall) by Baltimore and having spent parts of six seasons in the majors, Bigbie finds himself starting over. For that, he can thank the hernia that ended his 2006 season four months early and forced him to watch his St. Louis Cardinals teammates win the World Series without him. “It’s just unfortunate,” Bigbie said. “After 2004, I felt like my career was in a pretty good position. Now, I’m pretty much back to square one, where I have to re-establish myself.” Two springs ago, during his routine physical with the Orioles, a doctor told Bigbie he had the beginnings of a hernia and that it needed to be monitored even though he was cleared to play. Bigbie never really thought about it again – until he returned last May from a broken foot and found his energy level had been sapped. The hernia was surgically repaired and Bigbie was given a recovery time of 8-12 weeks. But when he felt much better after only six weeks, he grabbed a bat and went to the cage. That led to an abdominal strain, a lost season and a winter of uncertainty before Bigbie hooked on with the Dodgers on Jan. 30. “I just want to get back to doing things the way I used to do them,” Bigbie said. “That starts with staying healthy.” Dodgers manager Grady Little was asked Friday why veteran Elmer Dessens, who has 135 career starts, isn’t part of the long list of candidates to become the team’s fifth starter. Little said he simply had forgotten to mention Dessens. center_img VERO BEACH, Fla. – In the caste system of the Dodgers’ spring-training clubhouse, one end of the room is occupied by well-compensated veterans who have nothing to worry about over the next five weeks except to get themselves ready for opening day. The other end, closest to the exit, is populated by guys who cross their fingers and hold their breath every time cuts are announced. That’s where Larry Bigbie finds himself. last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Oxygen masks applied to the Belgian striker as he is carried off on a stretcher. A five minute break in play, and Marcus Rashford enters the fray. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off after the Manchester United striker clashed heads with Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt in the teams’ Premier League clash on Saturday.Lukaku crashed into Hoedt as the pair contested an aerial challenge in the first half of the encounter at Old Trafford. The Belgium international lay prone on the pitch barely moving while he was treated by medical staff for five minutes.Lukaku remained conscious and was eventually carried off to applause from the United fans with the score 0-0.His injury continued a difficult period for Lukaku, who has scored just four times in his last 19 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side.Lukaku, who joined United from Everton for £75 million ($101 million) in the close season, had started the campaign with 11 goals in 10 games.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgFrom news services Terrell Owens was in midseason form Wednesday, sounding off on any and every topic thrown his way. Prediction for himself: “I am expecting an explosive year.” Prediction for the Dallas Cowboys: “I feel very confident in going on record now saying we are going to make the playoffs. We are going to win some playoff games.” Better yet, the new coach believes in spotlighting star offensive players, the offensive coordinator plans to make it happen by moving Owens around, and he has terrific rapport with quarterback Tony Romo. “Any time you can go into a season without any legitimate distractions … yeah, you’re going to go out there and play free, you’re just going to have an overall better feeling about yourself,” he said. Raiders QB a secret For an organization that prides itself on secrecy, the Oakland Raiders are having a fun time keeping their starting quarterback from the public. Coach Lane Kiffin said he will keep the Detroit Lions guessing whether Josh McCown or Daunte Culpepper will start in the opener Sunday. “It’s simply a matter of always trying to gain a competitive advantage,” Kiffin said. Kiffin said he told the quarterbacks who won the job on Tuesday and that the rest of the team found out during practice Wednesday. Like many NFL teams, the Raiders close most of practice to the media. “JaMarcus,” receiver Jerry Porter said when asked who would start, referring to No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, who is holding out. He talks too much Vikings coach Brad Childress is the typical tight-lipped NFL coach, but he opened up on a radio interview last weekend. And Childress revealed an apparently tense conversation he had with Patriots coach Bill Belichick about a couple of players each team wanted to pass through waivers and put on the practice squad. Childress said Belichick called to ask him not to claim tight end Garrett Mills, offering to avoid picking up a player the Vikings cut as a reward. Childress declined. “He didn’t really care for that,” Childress said Sunday on WCCO-AM. “He was trying to leverage, but you always find out who is honest and straightforward.” No knowledge Commissioner Roger Goodell said he has no knowledge any other NFL personnel are involved in an Internet drug operation being investigated by the Albany (N.Y.) D.A.’s office. The investigation led to the suspensions of Patriots safety Rodney Harrison and Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. Streak about to end Ben Hamilton’s streak of 5,407 consecutive snaps since becoming the Denver Broncos’ starting left guard in 2002 is about to end. Chris Myers will get the start Sunday at Buffalo because doctors have ordered Hamilton not to do any type of physical activity for two weeks in hopes his post-concussion symptoms will finally fade. Browns DB arrested Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden was arrested after driving backward and the wrong way outside Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and refusing to comply with police orders. Bodden, 25, refused to stop the vehicle when initially approached by an officer, said Cleveland police Lt. Thomas Stacho. Bodden eventually pulled the vehicle to a curb, got out and walked toward an airport entrance, Stacho said. Bodden became verbally abusive with the officer, who called for police backup, Stacho said. Responding officers instructed Bodden to place his hands on a wall, which he did, but the situation became tense when the football player began to resist officers trying to place handcuffs on him, Stacho said. Bodden later complied with police and was taken to a city jail, where he remained Wednesday night. He was being booked on aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, and traffic offenses of failing to produce a driver’s license and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Stadium plan unveiled The New York Giants and New York Jets broke ground at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on the first stadium to be jointly owned by two NFL teams and unveiled how architects plan to make two competing teams feel at home in a $1.3 billion stadium. “Ensuring that the stadium would feel like home to both teams and both groups of fans was our goal and also one of the biggest challenges in the design of the stadium,” said Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vice president of the New York Giants. Around the league 49ers: San Francisco signed defensive tackle Atiyyah Ellison off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad. The 49ers also cut offensive tackle Patrick Estes.Ellison, a third-round pick by Carolina in 2005, was waived for the fifth time in his three-year NFL career. He’s yet to play in a regular-season game. Bengals: A judge ruled suspended Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman, 24, can remain on probation for a drunken driving conviction, but warned him that he must follow the rules if he wants to stay there. Jets: Thomas Jones looks and sounds ready to play in New York’s season opener against New England. The running back, acquired from Chicago in the offseason, has been practicing this week for the first time since straining his right calf on Aug. 12. “I feel a lot better than I felt the past couple of weeks,” Jones said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His review of last season: “I really felt like I let this team down.” His relationship with Donovan McNabb: “I did what I had to do when I saw Donovan. I apologized.” How about things with a more recent sparring partner, Bill Parcells? “Anything regarding Bill Parcells is not a non-issue, it’s a dead issue. D-e-a-d, dead.” Later, he compared dogfighting to hunting deer: “They cut their heads off and they go to mount them on the wall. And they are animals as well. I don’t see a big difference.” Owens has been in a great mood for months, and with good reason: Parcells quit in January, a much friendlier coach was hired in Wade Phillips in February, and the Cowboys picked up a $3 million bonus in June to go with his $5 million salary. last_img read more

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first_img1 Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed a new contract with the club taking him through to the summer of 2021.Butland, who joined the Potters in January 2013 on a four-and-a-half-year deal, only signed a fresh contract taking him through to 2019 around a year ago.The 23-year-old has since succeeded the departed Asmir Begovic as first-choice stopper and put in a series of impressive displays this season.Reports have suggested England international Butland – linked with some major sides this term – has been rewarded by Stoke for his fine efforts with a significant pay rise.Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said on the club’s official website: “We are naturally delighted that a player of Jack’s quality has signed a long-term contract.“We’ve always held Jack in the very highest regard but he has exceeded even our expectations since Mark (Hughes, the Stoke manager) selected him as our first choice goalkeeper.“As a club we feel it’s important that we tie down our talented young players on lengthy contracts and Jack’s new deal is a fitting reward for his progress this season.” Butland joined the Potters in 2013 from Birmingham last_img read more

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